Giving birth has been a complex, long and painful process since always. Not just that, it can also be deadly.
It had been estimated by the World Health Organization that about 830 women die every day because of the complications they face during pregnancy and childbirth. And you'll be surprised to know that this statistic is actually a 44% reduction on the 1990 level.
To this, a student of childhood nutrition at University College London in the UK, Jonathan Wells says "The figures are just horrifying. It's extremely rare for mammalian mothers to pay such a high price for offspring production."
But have you ever wondered what exactly makes childbirth so painful and fatal? And can anything be done to reduce those death rates?
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